Paul Bay Named Ingram Micro CEO; Alain Monié Transitions to Executive Chairman
Kirk Robinson Promoted to Executive Vice President and President, North America; Luis Férez Named Senior Vice President and President, Latin America; Nimesh Davé to Leave, Ingram Micro Cloud and CloudBlue to Align Under Bay
Ingram Micro Inc. announced today its Chief Executive Officer, Alain Monié, has transitioned to the role of Executive Chairman, and Paul Bay has been named the company’s new CEO. Bay previously held the position of executive vice president and president, Global Technology Solutions.
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“We are eager to deploy considerable financial resources and expertise to help Ingram Micro pursue an even more aggressive agenda of growth, continuing to anticipate and support the needs of its valued customer and vendor partners.”
“It is with a profound sense of pride that after ten years as Ingram Micro’s CEO, I am transitioning the role to a leader in Paul who clearly has the credentials and trust of his peers to continue to build on our industry leadership with a partner-first mentality. Over the past eleven years, Paul and his teams have dedicated themselves to our company and the industries we serve, demonstrating an unparalleled commitment to our people, our customers, our partners and our shareholders,” said Monié. “Paul is an exceptional leader and an agile learner, and I cannot think of anyone better suited to guide Ingram Micro through our next chapters.”
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To provide continued customer focus, Kirk Robinson is promoted to executive vice president and president, North America. Robinson remains head of the company’s U.S. business, and takes on additional responsibility for Ingram Micro Canada, teaming up with senior vice president and Chief Country Executive Bill Brandel. To continue the strong growth of Latin America, Luis Férez is promoted to senior vice president and president, Latin America, adding oversight across the company’s businesses in Latin America, while also maintaining his responsibilities as Chief Country Executive of Mexico and head of Ingram Micro Colombia and Peru. Both Robinson and Férez join the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Separately, Nimesh Davé, executive vice president and president, Global Cloud, has decided to pursue interests outside of Ingram Micro and will transition over the coming months. As a result, the Cloud executive team is now under Bay’s leadership.
“Ingram Micro is a remarkable organization thanks to Alain and his leadership over the last decade. Alain has been a dedicated leader and a valued mentor, consistently delivering significant innovation and growth for our customers and partners, including through targeted organic investment and M&A,” said Bay. “I’m honored to be CEO of such a phenomenal team and build further on our strategic imperatives to transform and modernize the way we do business, remove complexity for our partners, and be an indispensable business behind the many brands we serve.”